Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 919.6
Superficial foreign body (splinter) of other, multiple, and unspecified sites, without major open wound and without mention of infection
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Superfic foreign bdy NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 919.6 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 919.6 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • On examination - splinter in skin
  • Splinter in skin
  • Superficial foreign body
  • Superficial foreign body without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body, without major open wound
  • Superficial metal foreign body
  • Superficial wood splinter
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 919.6 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T07 Unspecified multiple injuries
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 919.6:
  • Foreign body
    • superficial, without major open wound (see also Injury, superficial, by site) 919.6
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